Vertical-transportation contract let and record-setting tower mused for Malaysian metropolis.

8 Conlay involves design group YOO; Malaysian architecture firm Hud Bakar; Bangkok-based landscape-design firm TROP; and the 120-year-old, Geneva-based Kempinski Hotels.

KONE to Equip Towers

KONE has announced winning an order for 8 Conlay, a luxury mixed-use development located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The development consists of two branded residence towers called “YOO8 serviced by Kempinski.” These 57- and 62-story blocks are complemented by a 68-story five-star Kempinski Hotel and serviced suites, and retail. KONE will equip the development with 36 MiniSpace™ high-rise elevators, five machine-room-less MonoSpace® elevators, a bespoke 4000-kg-capacity MonoSpace® glass elevator, and 20 TravelMaster™ escalators. Some of these elevators will travel at 7 mps. KONE’s E-Link™ equipment- monitoring system is also included in the order. The project is expected to be completed in 2021.

City’s Future Could Include 145-Story Building

If market conditions and demand are right, a 700-m-tall, roughly 145-story building will be built after 2030 in Kuala Lumpur’s city center by KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd, EdgeProp reported. Quoting a real-estate consultant, the source said it will take up to 16 years for existing and incoming stock to be filled, based on current absorption rates of 1 million-1.5 million sq. ft. per year. Including a trio of office towers atop a retail podium on 4 acres, the proposed project would add up to 4 million sq. ft. of space to the market. If built, it would dwarf the 630-m-tall Menara PNB 118 scheduled for completion in 2024 and Malaysia’s current tallest, Petronas Towers.

Promotion, New Hires at Peelle

The Peelle Co. has promoted Matthew Yelland to National Sales manager, and appointed Jeffrey Rigby and Vianney Praud to Southeast regional sales manager and export sales representative, respectively. Yelland started his industry career with KONE working in the Albany, New York, and Hartford, Connecticut, offices as a senior sales consultant. In 2013, he joined Peelle and assumed the role of West Coast regional manager. The promotion of Yelland is aligned with Peelle’s introduction of its passenger elevator entrance/panel product line and “robust” North American vertical-sliding-door business.

Rigby most recently worked for William J. Dunleavy and Sons, Peelle’s long-term Mid-Atlantic manufacturers representative. In his new role, he will be responsible for sales visits, field surveys and order management in the Southeast. Praud comes to Peelle from the industrial products market. He will assist in servicing the company’s worldwide customer base commercially, while providing technical support. Praud will also assist Peelle’s European representatives in the U.K., France and Germany.

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